According to Oxford Learners Dictionaries, delicate has six different meanings. These are some of them:
- easily damaged or broken
- made or formed in a very careful and detailed way
How do I decide one between different meanings in a sentence?
The first meaning: the delicate ecological balance of the rainforest.
The second meaning: the delicate mechanisms of a clock.
Which one?: Islands often support delicate ecosystems that evolved without any need for defence.